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Venezuela Protest
Posted 4/22/17 , edited 4/22/17
Venezuela many have been killed in rioting posting a link below.
http://www.abc57.com/story/35216113/venezuela-protests-looting-shootings-leave-13-dead-in-one-day

>>I have several friends in Venezuela and am keeping them in prayer I do not have all the details
but looks like chaos in this country.

> please lets be kind about this situation and have some respect to those who lost their lives, just post your thoughts thanks
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Posted 4/22/17
I have no stake(friends or family) in what's been going on there but I've been following
the situation. I hope your friends are safe.
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Posted 4/22/17
This is what happens when you let the government control everything... It always happens and people are always surprised when it does.
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I'm from Venezuela, and yes, it's utter chaos. Everyone is afraid for what might happen next. The same thing happened in 2014 because the majority wanted a change, and here we are, 3 years later. After what happened this Wednesday, a lot of people are completely demoralized (and even before that; a lot of people saw this protest in particular as "the one" which would end it all. I, for instance, don't see a change happening soon). Honestly, I appreciate your concern.
Posted 4/22/17
What's hilarious is that Rachel Maddow and MSNBC is trying to blame this on Trump.
Totally not the fact that their incompetent socialist government is causing people to starve and killing dissenters in the streets.
And they wonder why they get called fake news

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Posted 4/22/17
On the plus side, it's only a bit worse than the situation in the U.S. right now.

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That's the wonders of Socialism for you, once you start taking control of the markets, you go from surpluses to empty shelves.
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The situation is really nuts, the repression by the military is brutal and uncalled for, they use tear gas just for being there and not being pro-government, then, when the people start fighting back (they're no pussies), the government make it seem that the protesters are the aggressive ones and the military are a group of fluffy white rabbits being falsely accused of everything. But while people keep killing and looting in this kind of protests nothing is going to be earned, that kind of mentality must be eradicated. The true moment to measure how much things have changed, because they have been; people are really getting tired of all of this, is the regionals (that should have been done last year).
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Posted 4/22/17

octorockandroll wrote:

On the plus side, it's only a bit worse than the situation in the U.S. right now.





"Only a bit" please don't make light of Venezuela's situation, people are dying in the streets. Have a heart.
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Posted 4/22/17 , edited 4/22/17

ssjwes1980 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

On the plus side, it's only a bit worse than the situation in the U.S. right now.





"Only a bit" please don't make light of Venezuela's situation, people are dying in the streets. Have a heart.


I'm aware and I do sympathise with the Venezuelan people and hope they're ok it's just that 1. There isn't a whole lot I can say in sympathy for them that hasn't already been said repeatedly. 2. There's truth to the joke, people are at each other's throats in both places and even though the situation in Venezuela is much worse than my little dig at the Trump administration may imply, the world as a whole is having a very unfortunate problem with violence and 3. This is an anime forum, I wouldn't expect everybody to be in serious discussion mode all the time while on here.
Posted 4/22/17

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What's hilarious is that Rachel Maddow and MSNBC is trying to blame this on Trump.
Totally not the fact that their incompetent socialist government is causing people to starve and killing dissenters in the streets.
And they wonder why they get called fake news

rip her career


> Figures this not a Trump issue it is their government cause this unrest.
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Posted 4/22/17
A great deal of this is, or was Chavez's policy of relying on their oil reserves that he previously nationalized.
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Posted 4/22/17
a country relying their entire economy in oil exports. it's no surprise the entire country collapses with the collapse of oil prices.
even if they overthrow the government, things won't change unless they're able to lessen their dependency on oil exports - but this would require massive investments in infrastructure, money which Venezuela simply doesn't have. it certainly doesn't help that the government is
forcefully taking over private company's properties


Nine of the victims were electrocuted...Three others were fatally shot and an additional death was reported in the city

rest in peace. and there's also widespread hunger, in which more than 4 out of 5 people there don't have access to basic food and water.. those protesting are actually the minority that can keep up (or barely keep up) with the inflation and afford food / water.
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Posted 4/22/17

octorockandroll wrote:



I'm aware and I do sympathise with the Venezuelan people and hope they're ok it's just that 1. There isn't a whole lot I can say in sympathy for them that hasn't already been said repeatedly. 2. There's truth to the joke, people are at each other's throats in both places and even though the situation in Venezuela is much worse than my little dig at the Trump administration may imply, the world as a whole is having a very unfortunate problem with violence and 3. This is an anime forum, I wouldn't expect everybody to be in serious discussion mode all the time while on here.



Sorry for singling you out. Didn't realize it was a "dig" at someone. I get it now, you were partly being facetious.
Have a good day.



Everyone from Venezuela or with friends there you're on my mind, stay safe.
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Posted 4/22/17

Shok45j wrote:

I'm from Venezuela, and yes, it's utter chaos. Everyone is afraid for what might happen next. The same thing happened in 2014 because the majority wanted a change, and here we are, 3 years later. After what happened this Wednesday, a lot of people are completely demoralized (and even before that; a lot of people saw this protest in particular as "the one" which would end it all. I, for instance, don't see a change happening soon). Honestly, I appreciate your concern.


So how are your anti-trump protests going?



That's a real image over here.... They are pushing this.
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